The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams, has the mourned the death of the first Prime Minister in post-Gaddafi Libya, Mahmoud Jibril, in Egypt yesterday after a battle with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
In a statement released on Sunday, Williams said Jibril “devoted his life to his country and is remembered for his leadership of the executive office of the National Transitional Council and tenure as Interim Prime Minister following the 17 February revolution.”
“To his great credit, he established the National Forces Alliance in 2012 in advance of the General National Congress elections. Dr. Jibril was particularly dedicated to building civil society and promoting the inclusion of women and young Libyans in politics.”
“Dr. Jibril was a friend and mentor to many and participated most recently in the UN-facilitated Political Dialogue Forum,” stated Williams, adding that the former premier “will be greatly missed”.
Williams concluded by extending her deepest condolences to Jibril’s family and the people of Libya.